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Director, Procurement – Core Tech & GP&T


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On-Site or Remote

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Competitive salary and benefits

About the Role

*Job description* *Site Name:* Philadelphia Walnut Street, Durham Blackwell Street, GSK House, Upper Providence *Posted Date:* Jan 18 2024 Are you looking for a highly visible procurement leadership role that allows you to shape supplier strategy, directly influence GSK’s most critical IT investment considerations, and drive positive outcomes globally & at scale? If so, this Director, Procurement – Core Tech and GP&T role could be an ideal opportunity to explore. As a Director, Procurement – Core Tech and GP&T, you’ll join a group of experienced IT procurement professionals aligned with supporting our Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and their respective leadership teams to deliver on their strategic imperatives whilst driving significant savings and maximizing value for GSK. The Core Technology area provides exposure to lead several sub-categories including: Global Networks, Enterprise Architecture, Compute, Storage, Managed Technology Services & Enterprise Cloud Solutions (SaaS and application hosting). This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… - Partner with the Global Product & Technology (GP&T) leadership team to understand and influence the tech strategy and gain visibility of how best Procurement can support to deliver their strategic priorities. - Create strategies to deliver targeted commercial benefits and develop new & innovative ways to uncover broader opportunities. - Manage and mentor junior staff to curate the development of GSK’s next generation of procurement leaders. - Lead high profile negotiations with large enterprise supplier partners, delivering maximum commercial benefit whilst ensuring business needs are met. - Create, refresh and implement new or existing category strategies for each of the assigned sub-categories. - Manage senior level stakeholders and challenge thinking, strategy or decisions by bringing strong commercial knowledge and market insights to bear. - Drive Procurement level initiatives including; supplier diversity and inclusion, improvements to working capital, sustainability, and guided buying. *Why you?* *Basic Qualifications: * We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: - Bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology, Mathematics, or Supply Chain Management - 7+ years of technology procurement experience - 7+ years’ experience with strategic sourcing methodologies, best practices, and use of enterprise procure-to-pay platforms - 3+ years’ experience working with global providers of network, compute, and storage hardware, software, and associated IT services *Preferred Qualifications:* If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: - Master’s degree in Business, Technology, Mathematics, or Supply Chain Management - Global Procurement experience - Strong Risk Management Experience - Demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills - Experience managing executive level stakeholders - Excellent verbal and written communications skills #LI-GSK Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees. *Why Us?* GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. 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